1970 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament

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1970 NCAA Division II
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Evansville, Indiana
Champions Philadelphia Rams (1st title)
Runner-Up Tennessee State Tigers (1st title game)
Winning coach Herb Magee (1st title)
MOP Ted McClain Tennessee State
Attendance 16,075
  • 1969 
  • NCAA Division II
    Basketball Tournament
  • 1971

The 1970 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA College Division college basketball as a culmination of the 1969-70 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. It was won by the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (then-known colloquially as "Philadelphia Textile", later known as Philadelphia University, and now as Thomas Jefferson University) and Tennessee State's Ted McClain was the Most Outstanding Player.

American International College's tournament appearance was later vacated due to NCAA rules violations.

Regional participants[edit]

School Outcome
Ashland Runner-up
Cheyney Third Place
Philadelphia Textile Regional Champion
Youngstown State Fourth Place
School Outcome
American International* Regional Champion
Assumption Runner-up
Springfield Third Place
St. Anselm Fourth Place
School Outcome
Boise State Third Place
Puget Sound Runner-up
Sacramento State Fourth Place
UC Riverside Regional Champion
School Outcome
Capital Third Place
Central Michigan Runner-up
St. Joseph's (IN) Regional Champion
Wayne State (MI) Fourth Place
School Outcome
Buffalo State Regional Champion
Hartwick Third Place
Montclair State Runner-up
Stony Brook Fourth Place
School Outcome
Georgia Southern Runner-up
Mount St. Mary's Fourth Place
Old Dominion Third Place
Stetson Regional Champion
School Outcome
Bellarmine Third Place
Kentucky Wesleyan Runner-up
Tennessee State Regional Champion
Transylvania Fourth Place
School Outcome
Central Missouri State Runner-up
Cornell (IA) Fourth Place
South Dakota State Regional Champion
SW Missouri State Third Place

*tournament appearance vacated


Mideast - Reading, Pennsylvania[edit]

Location: Bollman Center

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Philadelphia Textile 79
Youngstown State 52
Philadelphia Textile 45
Ashland 28
Ashland 50
Cheyney 43
  • Third Place - Cheyney 94, Youngstown State 91

New England - Worcester, Massachusetts[edit]

Location: Andrew Laska Gymnasium

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
American International 89
St. Anselm 74
American International 83
Assumption 82
Assumption 106
Springfield 84
  • Third Place - Springfield 109, St. Anselm 103

Far West - Tacoma, Washington[edit]

Location: Memorial Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
UC Riverside 83
Boise State 81
UC Riverside 83
Puget Sound 72
Puget Sound 67
Sacramento State 62
  • Third Place -Boise State 63, Sacramento State 61

Great Lakes - Mount Pleasant, Michigan[edit]

Location: CMU Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
St. Joseph's (IN) 75
Capital 72
St. Joseph's 87
Central Michigan 68
Central Michigan 73
Wayne State (MI) 61
  • Third Place - Capital 83, Wayne State (MI) 80

East - Buffalo, New York[edit]


Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Montclair State 63
Hartwick 54
Montclair State 72
Buffalo State 81
Buffalo State 93
Stony Brook 69
  • Third Place - Hartwick 78, Stony Brook 70

South Atlantic - Statesboro, Georgia[edit]

Location: Hanner Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Stetson 78
Mount St. Mary's 77
Stetson 93
Georgia Southern 86
Georgia Southern 86
Old Dominion 79
  • Third Place - Old Dominion 93, Mount St. Mary's 90

South - Owensboro, Kentucky[edit]

Location: Owensboro Sportscenter

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Tennessee State 82
Bellarmine 77
Tennessee State 75
Kentucky Wesleyan 73
Kentucky Wesleyan 74
Transylvania 67
  • Third Place - Bellarmine 114, Transylvania 72

Midwest - Brookings, South Dakota[edit]

Location: The Barn

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Central Missouri State 77
Cornell (IA) 65
Central Missouri State 73
South Dakota State 92
South Dakota State 82
SW Missouri State 71
  • Third Place - SW Missouri State 76, Cornell 65

*denotes each overtime played

National Finals - Evansville, Indiana[edit]

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Philadelphia Textile 101
American International 53
Philadelphia Textile 79
UC Riverside 63
UC Riverside 82
St. Joseph's (IN) 77
Philadelphia Textile 76
Tennessee State 65
Buffalo State 75
Stetson 74
Buffalo State 80
Tennessee State 101
Tennessee State 92
South Dakota State 89
  • Third Place - UC Riverside 94, Buffalo State 83

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament team[edit]

  • Howard Lee (UC Riverside)
  • Ted McClain (Tennessee State)
  • John Pierantozzi (Philadelphia Textile)
  • Carl Poole (Philadelphia Textile)
  • Randy Smith (Buffalo State)

See also[edit]